Ireland Varadkar supported by at least five Cabinet Ministers, including Paschal Donohoe

10:35  19 may  2017
10:35  19 may  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

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Paschal Donohoe (born 19 September 1974) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since 2011, currently for the Dublin Central constituency.

Leo Varadkar has moved ahead of Simon Coveney in the race to be the next leader of Fine Gael. Photo: Frank McGrath © Provided by Irish Independent Leo Varadkar has moved ahead of Simon Coveney in the race to be the next leader of Fine Gael. Photo: Frank McGrath SOCIAL Protection Minister Leo Varadkar is expected to be supported by at least five Cabinet ministers, including Paschal Donohoe, in his bid to become the next leader of Fine Gael.

Senior sources in Mr Varadkar's campaign team have revealed they expect to backed by Arts and Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys, Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe.

And this afternoon a spokesman for Leo Vardkar's campaign confirmed names of 12 sitting TDs who are backing his campaign including junior Ministers Sean Kyne, Helen McEntee, Eoghan Murphy and Joe McHugh.

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Other TDs listed are Colm Brophy, Peter Burke, Ciaran Cannon, Michael D’Arcy, Pat Deering, Brendan Griffin, Josepha Madigan and John Paul Phelan.

Helen McEntee said: "Leo Varadkar is the person to lead Fine Gael. He has the experience, determination and courage to lead our party. Look at the fresh new approach he has taken to politics, look at how he interacts with people, look at his vision for a more forward-thinking and open Ireland. This country needs a leader for the 21st century and Leo is that person."

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has now also publicly backed Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race.

The Dun Laoghaire TD said this afternoon that she believes Mr Varadkar is the person to deal with the challenges facing the country.

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Six Cabinet Ministers are set to declare for Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar in the contest to Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe , Government chief whip Regina Doherty Five Cabinet members, Mr Kenny, Mr Noonan, Mr Creed, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Minister

She said his leadership would be "energetic and inspiring".

"Leadership that can protect and promote our interests on the international stage, that can ensure we continue to guard the economic gains we have made in the last seven years and that has the vision to continue to transform Ireland into a modern, progressive European state.

"I said yesterday that the upcoming contest needs to be about which candidate can provide us with a 21st century version of the Just Society," Ms Mitchell O’Connor said.

She described the Dublin West TD as someone with "the capacity to make bold decisions and the political courage to tell people what they need, not necessarily just they want to hear".

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"He is man of integrity, of ability, of passion and of steel. He is a man who is guided by strong principles. That work should be rewarded, that opportunity should be equal and that big ideas are required to deal with big problems.

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"He is right person to lead this party, and more importantly, this country," she said.

Ms Mitchell O’Connor’s constituency colleague Maria Bailey is backing Simon Coveney.

Earlier today, Education Minister Richard Bruton announced he would be voting for Mr Varadkar when the party votes on June 2.

Speaking outside the Department of Education in Dublin, Mr Bruton admitted that he carefully considered throwing his own hat in the ring for the leadership.

But he said believes Mr Varadkar and Housing Minister Simon Coveney are “best placed” to succeed Enda Kenny as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael.

The other ministers are expected to announce their intentions either later today or tomorrow.

Housing Minister Simon Coveney has so far received the backing of Health Minister Simon Harris.

Tanaiste and Justice Frances Fitzgerald announced she would not be running but has so far not revealed who she will be supporting.

“I have been touched by the encouragement and support I have received,” she said.

Ms Fitzgerald issued a statement saying she looks forward to “the campaign and the bright future ahead for Fine Gael”.

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She did not indicate who she would be supporting.

Varadkar campaign sources said it was unclear how Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan will vote.

Earlier Minister Flanagan ruled himself out of running for the top job, admitting if he was "10 years younger" it would be a different story.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan are not expected to reveal who they will vote for.

Around 15 backbench TDs and junior ministers are shortly expected to announce they are backing Mr Varadkar.

Mr Coveney launched his bid for the Fine Gael leadership today with declarations from ministers Simon Harris, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Damien English and David Stanton.

His message will be built around “strong, positive government with big ideas”.

“As far as I’m concerned I’m fighting for the soul of this party,” he said.

Mr Coveney said he believes the new leader should not just manage an economy but also focus on making people’s lives better.

He said his manifesto will be an attempt to “re-balance this country away from the dominance of Dublin so that rural people and rural parishes can believe in their futures again.”

Asked whether he has the X Factor, Mr Coveney said: “That depends on what you describe as the X Factor. For me it’s about honest, strong, deliver.

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“I don’t think that a family living in a hotel room this evening is looking for a Taoiseach with X Factor. They are looking for a Taoiseach who’ll solve their problems.”

Earlier, various TDs and Senators told Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 who they were backing in the race for the next leader of Fine Gael.

Fine Gael's Deputy Leader, James Reilly is supporting Simon Coveney and has submitted his resignation to the parliamentary party.

"I believe he has the temperament, a hardworking ethos, a sense of collegiality, not afraid to take on the hard issues of housing and Irish water," he said. 

"He's an experienced negotiator, he manages to be polite but firm, he doesn't antagonise people. The new leader needs to be able to negotiate with the Independence Alliance and Fianna Fáil."

Damien English, junior minister at the Dept of Housing, unsurprisingly confirmed that he will support Mr Coveney.

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes told the show that he would be supporting Mr Varadkar for leader, saying he feels he will appeal to a younger generation.

"He has grown into a politician of some standing in recent years since his election and, I think, more than anything else he really appeals to a diverse Ireland; and Ireland that is rapidly changing and I think at him at the helm he will do very well," he said. 

It's early days in the contest but other prominent TDs to have made their allegiance known include Galway East TD from FG, Ciaran Cannon, Alan Farrell from Dublin Fingal and Pat Deering from Carlow-Kilkenny who said they will be backing Mr Varadkar.

Among those supporting Mr Coveney are Maria Bailey, TD for Dun Laoghaire and Kate O’Connell from Dublin Bay South.

A number of Senators have come out this lunchtime to say they will support Mr Varadkar. They are: Sen. Paddy Burke, Sen. Ray Butler,  Sen. Maria Byrne,  Sen. Martin Conway, Sen. Frank Feighan,  Sen. Maura Hopkins,  Sen. Michelle Mulherin,  Sen. Catherine Noone and Sen. Neale Richmond.

Frances Fitzgerald and Michael Ring set to back Leo Varadkar's leadership campaign .
Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Rural Minister Michael Ring are set to back Leo Varadkar's leadership campaign today, it is understood.Varadkar is to speak at the Dublin City Council Civic offices this afternoon to make what was described as the worst kept secret in Irish politics.

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